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  • Westray waste and recycling collections move to Mondays

    Orkney Islands Council is advising people in Westray that the collection day for waste and recycling will change to Mondays (from the current Tuesday collections) from the week starting 11 October.

    21 September 2021

  • Orkney to pilot self-driving vehicles

    Orkney to pilot self-driving vehicles

    Orkney is to play an important role in a pilot project exploring the use of autonomous - or self-driving - vehicles (AVs).

    20 September 2021

  • Your thoughts on Childs and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    Your thoughts on Childs and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    Local people have said they are keen to see early access to mental health services for the county’s young people, and that these are well resourced - that’s some of the key feedback received by Orkney Health and Care (OHAC) when they asked the Orkney community, in July, for their thoughts on how services supporting young people’s mental health can be refined to best meet local needs.

    17 September 2021

  • Orkney Islands Council Leader – ‘Common Sense Prevails’ in Scottish Affairs Committee Response

    Orkney Islands Council’s Political Leader James Stockan has today (17 September) welcomed the findings of a UK Government inquiry into the current grid charging system.

    17 September 2021

  • An open letter to parents/carers from Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch

    An open letter to parents/carers from Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch

    We are now well into the new academic year, and I have been delighted to see reports of children and pupils returning filled with enthusiasm and optimism for the year ahead. I hope that is reflective of the experience in your own household.

    At this stage, I wanted to write to you so that I can help explain how cases of Covid-19 in childcare settings and schools are being managed, and how information that has been gathered since the start of term is helping to inform what arrangements need to be in place going forward.

    16 September 2021

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